Wednesday, January 29, 2014

His will isn't always our will?

Good morning my sisters-

Have you ever prayed for something and you didn't get an answer?  Of course you have.  For that matter so have I.  I learned very young to quit praying for what I wanted and pray God's will on my life.  Now, there are times I forget and pray for what I want but eventually I revert and ask God to take the wheel.

People will reach out to me from time to time and ask me to pray for them.  I always say I will but then I tell them I have to pray God's will.  I'm not sure they always understand but then it's not for any of us to understand. God gives us wisdom when He wants and He changes things according to His will.  If He was in this for us to get our way all the time, there wouldn't be stories about His Son's death, now would there?

I may not always understand what God is doing but I do know that His will must be done here and in heaven.  Christ left us with a prayer asking God to forgive our sins, as we forgive others.  Do you remember that prayer.  Why?  Because it's His will and therefore we should relish the words and pray them.  I'm not always sure what God is doing in my life but at least when I pray His will over mine a sense of peace transcends and there's a quiet in my spirit.  Pain is part of the world, peace is part of Gods.  I know that these words may not be easy to swallow and I also know that some believe that if they pray hard enough they will be rewarded their hearts desire.  If we can learn one thing in this life it should be that God's desire on our lives is far more important than ours.

I hope today finds you well and that you are looking for Christ in the midst of your circumstances.  I have a lot going on in my life too.  I am choosing to pray and believe that my path is strong and the will of my Lord is sacred.  Be well today and remember we are not on this earth for ourselves, we are here to glorify Him.

For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:40 NIV)

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 NIV)

My prayer today:

O,Lord may I be a servant that falls before you asking for Your will to be done.  I want to be thinking about You day and night and to proclaim that You are my Savior.  Be with me today and watch over me as I pray for Your divine will on my life.  We are all in need of Your direction and Your comfort. I realize that I want sometimes to look around for my answers but there is only one answer, You.  You are the reason I live, the reason I'm saved and the reason I can love.  Please be with every woman on earth and fulfill Your Holy will.  In Jesus Name, Amen

Until tomorrow...

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